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Review and Blog Tour for R.I.P. in Reykjavik by A.R. Kennedy

R.I.P. in Reykjavík*****5-stars

This second book of the Traveler Cozy Mystery series takes Naomi to Iceland with her mother. I found this book both funny and informative. It was a great break from my current quarantine and makes wonderful armchair travel reading. While never having traveled to Iceland or considered going there, the details included about the sights made me think about future possibilities. I also learned some Icelandic words that were listed at the beginning of each chapter and within the story. I enjoyed A.R. Kennedy’s descriptions of Snorkeling in crystal clear water, observing geyser eruptions, watching rainbows over waterfalls, horseback riding Icelandic horses, and viewing puffins on a boat tour — all this while Naomi and her mother secretly investigate the death of a man on his honeymoon with his family.

As Naomi mingles with this odd group of tourists, she discovers that something’s rotten in Denmark or Reykjavik, as the case may be. She starts to suspect that the groom’s death during a snorkeling expedition might be murder. The bride’s parents are divorced but haven’t told the bride yet. The groom’s best man is pretending to be gay. The tour guide is acting strange. The Maid of Honor is more upset by the groom’s death than the bride. The bride might be sleeping with someone else, and Naomi’s mother might be sleeping with the bride’s father.

Dealing with her mother and discussing the case with her sister Charlotte via Facetime, Naomi also finds the opportunity to sightsee and look for romance in the way of a bartender her mother calls Thor with whom she begins visualizing Icelandic grandchildren.

When the mystery is solved with a twist that Naomi figures out and the killer is caught, Naomi and her mother bid farewell to Iceland, having grown a little closer. I look forward to the next Traveler Mystery trip to Australia and hope to also read the first one, Sleuth on Safari, that takes Naomi and her sister Charlotte to Africa.

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R.I.P. in Reykjavík: A Traveler Cozy Mystery
by A R Kennedy

About R.I.P. in Reykjavík

R.I.P. in Reykjavík: A Traveler Cozy Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Independently Published (May 19, 2020)
Print Length: 149 pages
Digital ASIN: B08477CQTR

Traveling with your family can be murder.
One wedding party + one estranged mother = another vacation that goes array for Naomi.

Naomi is off on another international vacation. She thinks traveling with her mother will be the most difficult part of her trip until she meets the rest of the tour group—a wedding party. It only gets worse when she finds the groom dead. Everyone’s a suspect on her Icelandic tour of this stunning country.

About A. R. Kennedy


A. R. Kennedy lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life’. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.

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I'm a retired librarian and the author of the Cobble Cove and Buttercup Bend cozy mystery series and other novels, short stories, poems, articles, and a novella. My books include CLOUDY RAINBOW, REASON TO DIE, SEA SCOPE, MEMORY MAKERS, TIME'S RELATIVE, MEOWS AND PURRS, and MEMORIES AND MEOWS. My Cobble Cove cozy mystery series published by Solstice Publishing consists of 6 books: A STONE'S THROW, BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, WRITTEN IN STONE, LOVE ON THE ROCKS, NO GRAVESTONE UNTURNED, and SNEAKY'S SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY AND OTHER COBBLE COVE STORIES. My new Buttercup Bend series published by Next Chapter Publishing includes THE CASE OF THE CAT CRAZY LADY and THE CASE OF THE PARROT LOVING PROFESSOR. I've also written a romantic comedy novella, WHEN JACK TRUMPS ACE, and short stories of various genres published as eBooks and in anthologies published by the Red Penguin Collection. My poetry appears in the Nassau County Voices in Verse and the Bard's Annual. I'm a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writers' Association. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and 2 cats.

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